After beginning Mid-American Conference play winning their first three games, Kent State women's basketball team lost its second league game this week. Central Michigan beat the host Golden Flashes 82-75 on Saturday.

The Chippewas were trailing by three points before taking the lead behind Micaela Kelly who scored 15 of her 20 points in the second half. Kelly also tied her season-high with seven rebounds. Central (13-4, 4-1) outscored Kent 49-49 in the second half.

Megan Carter led Kent State (10-6, 3-2) with a game-high 23 points. Asiah Dingle added 19 points and Ali Poole (Carrollton) scored 10 off the bench for the Flashes.

• Due to the inclement weather in the DeKalb, Ill., area, along with travel issues related to the winter storm, the game between the University of Akron women's basketball team and Northern Illinois was been postponed and rescheduled. The Zips and Huskies are scheduled to play Sunday at 3 p.m.

TRACK AND FIELD

Zips senior Ludwig

wins pole vault title

University of Akron senior Matt Ludwig cleared 18-8.75 (5.71m), a World No. 2 and NCAA-leading mark, to capture the men's elite pole vault title at the National Pole Vault Convention on Friday night.

Ludwig's performance is the second-best mark in indoor program history and established a career-best indoor effort.

At the Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va., the University of Akron women's track team had strong individual performances on the final day. Junior Alyssa Thomas (Green) won the women's 5,000-meter with a career-best indoor time of 17:30.90. Sophomore Leah Recker ran her career-best in the 800 with an indoor time of 2:13.68 to finish third.

TENNIS

Zips postponed

The University of Akron women’s tennis match, scheduled for Sunday at Pittsburgh, was postponed due to travel conditions and inclement weather.

The teams hope to re-schedule the match later this spring.